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  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

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  • The Taste of Victory: Sydney Wine Competition To Feature Winner ... a move ... a move described as a “departure from recent years”, hundreds of winners spread over 15 categories  will be presented for tasting at the 2015 Sydney International Wine. The 34th annual competition will take place February 7 in the Sydney Ballroom of the Menzies Sydn... Read More

    From the article The Taste of Victory: Sydney Wine Competition To Feature Winner Tastings

  • Halcon is QPR personified Mark. Patience is rewarded as well,Last night we had ... wonderful supporting acid. A departure from your average Vouvray. Great pairing for our Bohemian Farms Cheese Sampler. We both really enjoyed it. The Jolie Laide is a field blend of Grenache, Syrah, Viognier and Muscat that was co-fermented. A local wine vinifie... Read More

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  • Well, now I am intrigued by your pouty winemaker.  He sounds very ... in ... in my pocket, sitting at the departure gate watching all the cool frequent flyers who insist on carrying all their worldly possessions with them jockey for position so they can then battle for overhead storage space, then sitting in those cramped seats for the duratio... Read More

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  • I am always interested in learning more about wine and enjoy talking to vintners, sommeliers, and fellow winos.  Read More

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  • We are 3 weeks out. I need to coordinate sleeping arrangements for what days. ... ... date and timeAirportDeparture date and timeHow many nights you need a bed.Is anyone arriving early and interested in a pre-offline dinner get-together on Friday night? Let me know and I'll work something out.Looking forward to this.&nbs Read More

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  • After graduating from medical school and before beginning indentured service as ... headed over to J. This was a departure from the experiences we had been having at other places. This tasting felt corporate and almost like the server (complete with shirt and tie) was trying to "pitch" their wines to us. I was unimpressed with the wines, and my... Read More

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  • As many of you might know I am half Italian, with family that comes from the ... ... basis yet represents a departure from the recent norms. Zeni also produces some of the best grappa around, and while i generally don’t like barrel aged grappa theirs are knock outs!2012 Zeni Rossara $15 in ItalyRossara is an ancient indigenous grape in Trenti... Read More

    From the article Checking in on Trentino

  • Gnarled Vine Chardonnay 2011


    Interesting, floral chard from Lodi. Medium body, well balanced acidity. A departure from the everyday California chardonnay. Read More

    Wine review by pboss

  • If she's likening it to malolactic, once it's tamed we're talking ... Mondavi considered her departure from the company in 1979 as one of his biggest losses.[4] She became Vice President of Simi Winery in the Alexander Valley in 1979,[5] and after enrolling at Stanford University, became President and CEO from 1989 to 1996.[1][3] She is credit... Read More

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  • I know of a number of people in the craft beer world who are purposely ... ... asking about more radical departures. Read More

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